Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Koru Earrings

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The “Koru” is inspired by the unfurling fern frond as it opens and is a symbol of creation. The negative spaces describe stylised interlocked double Koru that can represent the bonding of two people … and also represents peace, tranquility and spirituality.

Alex Nathan

Alex Nathan

Māori

Te Roroa, Ngāti Whātua, Ngā Puhi

(1946- )

Alex worked in traditional materials such as bone, shell, stone and wood until the late 1980s when his brother, Manos, introduced him to Michael Kabotie, the Hopi silversmith. Now Alex works exclusively with silver as his primary material and uses traditional materials as highlights. Adapting and exploring traditional Māori designs within the silver medium, he incorporates traditional motifs in his uniquely constructed and carved silver pieces.